Almond Rice Kheer,Almond Rice Pudding

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There is something extremely comforting about this Almond Rice kheer.., maybe because, its one sweet dish, that reminds us of childhood.  Every time I have a sweet craving and can’t really think of anything to make.., I simmer a pot of milk and carry on to make Almond Rice Kheer. I load up the kheer with almonds to make it extra rich and flavorful.

Almond Rice Kheer is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Dessert during festivals. Badam chawal kheer has a sweet, creamy and flavorful taste of badam (almonds), ground rice and cardamom.

Kheer or Rice Pudding, is a dessert everyone from India everyone is familiar with – From North to South and East to West and this is one dessert, which need no occasion and the best part about kheer that makes it such an endearing sweet dish is, almost anyone can make it, and second, you can make a kheer out of most of the fruits and grains – from the famous apple kheer to bottle gourd to jackfruit and even almond that is usually used as a garnish.

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Rice was said to be a part of all religious function during the Chola dynasty that upheld rice for its life-sustaining qualities. The records of Jagannath Puri talks about how the kheer was tweaked further to create the famous kheer prasad. The Odia version of rice kheer, originated in the city of Puri, in Odisha about 2,000 years ago. It is cooked to this day within the Jagannath temple precincts there. Every single day, hundreds of temple cooks work around 752 hearths in what is supposed to be the world’s largest kitchen to cook over 100 different dishes, including kheer, enough to feed at least 10,000 people.

Here are some more authentic dishes from the Eastern region of India:

Patishapta with Rabdi (Coconut Crepes Topped with Cardamom Cream Milk)

Manda Pitha (Rice Dumplings with Coconut Filling)

Khira Gaintha/ Kheer Puli (Milky Rice Dumplings)

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  • 1 liter or, 2 pints whole milk
  • 2 tbsp long-grain rice, such as basmati – soaked for 30 mins and then crushed
  • 2 whole green cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup almonds – soaked, blanched and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cashews- toasted
  • Few drops of Rose Water
  • Few more almonds and rose petals for garnishing (optional)


  • Bring milk to the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to half.
  • Add sugar, cardamom, crushed rice and simmer the mixture until it reaches one-fourth of its original volume and is thick and creamy.
  • Mix in the almonds and cashews
  • Serve garnished with the toasted nuts and silver leaf and sprinkle the rose water.

Serve chilled or warm. Either way, it tastes amazing.

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

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  1. Kheer is now rated as no one food in the world.all the big rstrnts are serving kheer.this is healthy.if one consumes kheer prepared with kalajeera scented rice then it has medicinal property to increase immune power in body

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  2. I have never really been a fan of rice pudding. I keep trying but it never really sits well with me. These photos are beautiful however and this does sound like a very good recipe for rice pudding and I may need to try this one.

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  3. I love rice pudding but I had no idea about its history in India. I’ve tasted different kinds and it’s always lovely with fruits. I would love to keep the recipe!

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  4. I remember the first time I ever had Indian food it was at a restaurant in Everett, WA. I for some reason was skeptical that I would like it but of course it was amazing and the part I especially like was the Rice Kheer!


  5. Looks as yummy as everything else you make. This doesn’t look too complicated and I can eat rice yay!


  6. Kheer is indeed one of the most loved desserts in India. Also, it’s the most common dessert one will get in anyone’s home. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  7. I love rice pudding, definitely a reminder of my childhood. Never thought of adding something else to it. Will have to give that try.


  8. I love rice pudding. Funny story – I’m staying with my cousin for a little while, and we decided to make rice pudding a week or so ago. About halfway through the cooking process we heard a loud noise in the kitchen, but we couldnt figure out what it was – until we went to pull it out of the oven. the glass dish we had it in had literally exploded and we had rice pudding all over the inside of the oven!


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